“Abortive” is related to the word “Abortion” that indicates the end of pregnancy before the birth of a child. Thus, an “abortive” attempt is any attempt that does not bear the desired results. Remember thus.
“Avomine” is a tablet used to prevent nausea or vomiting. Imagine yourself being nauseated by seeing something ugly – an abomination – and you have to have Avomine to prevent yourself from vomiting.
“Abnegate” can be thought of AB + NEGATE. Imagine someone negating their responsibility or negating their thoughts to have something nice for themselves. Remember thus!
The word “Gale” should remind you of Chris Gayle, the Jamaican Cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies and is known for his aggressive style of batting, often compared to a storm.
Book Review: The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh
I had heard of Amitav Ghosh because of his books “Sea of Poppies” and “The Glass Palace”. These are probably his more popular books. But “The Calcutta Chromosome” is the first book that I have read and I am glad that I read it. The book speaks for itself. You can expect nothing less from a Jnanpith award winner. The Calcutta Chromosome itself won the Arthur C Clarke award in 1997. I cannot recommend it enough.
Imagine an expert consumer who is highly skilled at shopping and getting good deals. A consummate consumer! You can also remember the root words to remember. Both “consummate” and “summit” have the root word “summus” that is Latin for “summit” – the highest point. Imagine a consummate climber who has reached the summit of Mount Everest!
If you get bashed (hit) publicly, you would feel embarrassed, wouldn’t you? The “abash” should remind you of public bashing. Remember thus.
“Abate” rhymes with “Rebate”. When we get a rebate in taxes or in a supermarket, our cash outgo reduces. Similarly, when a crisis abates, our risks reduce.
“Fallacious” should remind you of “false”. Imagine someone falling to such great levels that they would use false statements to justify their position or statements.
The pronunciation of “Gait” is similar to that of “Gate”. (Both are pronounced as “geit”.) Imagine the way a marathoner walks (his/ her gait) while crossing a gate!